Carnival is celebrated throughout Ecuador. Some cities have larger celebrations. In Quito, the government is trying to make the event more cultural. Currently, there are massive water balloon fights in the streets amongst entire families.

The two most famous Carnival celebrations are in Ambato and Guaranda. Ambato, famous for its flower and fruit production, celebrates with a huge parade with floats intricately decorated with flowers and fruit.  Guaranda hosts the wild Carnival party — flour, egg, ink and water are thrown on the streets. Live bands play throughout the cities where people dance along amidst the water fights. The parties last as long as the water and alcohol continue to flow!